PARIS – The radicalization of the French gunman who killed seven people on an eight-day shooting spree this spring began at home, his brother recounts in a new book and documentary, according to media reports.There's another woman in a Muslim family who's clogged with hatred for the sake of it.
Mohamed Merah killed three Jewish children, a rabbi and three paratroopers in and around the southern city of Toulouse in March before dying in a standoff with police. Merah claimed links to al-Qaida and said he had received training at an Islamist paramilitary camp in Pakistan.
One of his brothers, Abdelkader, also faces preliminary charges in the case and is in police custody....
But a new book by another of Merah brother, Abdelghani, says his parents, particularly his mother, are responsible for Mohamed's radicalization....
"I will explain how my parents raised you in an atmosphere of racism and hate before the Salafis could douse you in religious extremism," he writes in "My brother, that terrorist," due out Wednesday. Salafis are ultraconservative Muslims....
"My mother always said, 'We, the Arabs, we were born to hate Jews.' This speech, I heard it all throughout my childhood," Abdelghani says in the documentary, according to the RTL.be website.
Souad, on the other hand, declares how proud she is of her brother, Mohamed.
Monday, November 12, 2012
MERAH'S WITCH OF A MOTHER RAISED HIM ON ANTI-SEMITISM
The mother and also the father of the now deceased jihadist Mohammed Merah raised him on Jew-hatred, as described by a brother (via Jihad Watch and Blazing Cat Fur):
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